Native people in the Americas used tobacco for many ceremonial and spiritual purposes. It could be placed at the foot of a tree or burned as offering. Folks with Native ancestry understand this special connection. When Africans were brought to the Americas they too began to cultivate an intimate connection with the plant that was highly different in nature as it revolved around being forced to grow the plant. Tobacco plantations were very common around America especially around the Virginia and Carolina area, however were also found as low as Florida and up by Maryland. Coming to understand the personal nature of the plant, it is now considered sacred by Black folks in this land, showing again how African people adapted to the flora and fauna of the new land to continue to work their magic.
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